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Respite Care funds headed to the state

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO.com) – The Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act was approved by lawmakers earlier this year, the Act will increase funding for the Lifespan Respite Care Program to $10 million every year through the 2024 fiscal year. $11 million in Lifespan Respite Care State Program Enchancement Grants will go...
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How to pay less, or nothing for your internet service

How does free or reduced-cost internet service sound? Thanks to a new temporary federal program, millions of Americans could qualify. Consumer Reports reveals who’s eligible and offers tips that everyone can use to pay less for broadband service. So who is eligible for this internet discount of up to $50...
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4 Million Kids Are Missing out on the New Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments

The recent child tax credit revamp was designed to help the middle classes and lift millions of children out of poverty. But the program featuring monthly payments from the IRS is not reaching some 4 million eligible children, according to a new report. The American Rescue Plan transformed the child...

How to be a savvy senior online: A guide to all things internet

Over the past few decades, the internet has become more and more ingrained in daily life — everything from shopping to banking to communicating with family can be handled online. For those who were born into this period, the internet and the many ways you can use it are second nature. For others, these things might feel confusing or difficult to keep up with.
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An app to track home health care aides has unintended effects

They’re called electronic visit verification apps, or EVVs. They log the hours and the movements of home health care workers paid for by Medicaid. States are just starting to roll them out as part of an Obama-era program that promised to make managing the work of home aides more efficient and reduce fraud in the system.
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Turning 65? Get Help Navigating Medicare

Turning 65? Get the knowledgeable help you need to navigate the Medicare minefield. Birthdays. Whether you love ’em or hate ‘em, they beat the alternative. But when the 65th birthday rolls around, it brings more than the usual baggage. It’s the time for thinking about Medicare. Instead of something to...
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Gov. Wolf Celebrates Pennie and Medicaid Anniversaries; Reinforces Importance of Affordable, Quality Health Care for Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG, PA — On Friday, Governor Tom Wolf joined state and local officials to celebrate the 56th anniversary of Medicaid and the 2nd anniversary of Pennsylvania’s new state-based health insurance marketplace, known as Pennie, and to encourage Pennsylvanians to visit pennie.com for affordable coverage options. “Access to quality, affordable health...
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New children's autism center to open in downtown Columbia

A new autism center, scheduled to open downtown in September, is accepting referrals for children between the ages of 18 months and 18 years. UCP Heartland Autism Services already has eight patients on the referral list. The center on South Fourth Street in Columbia works with children one-on-one and in social skills groups, according to Laura Barnes, the center's clinical director. The clinic will also work with parents by involving them in sessions and teaching them how to apply what is learned in therapy in a home setting.
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Missouri Senate Committee to Hold Wednesday Hearing on State Funding of Family Planning Centers Affiliated with Abortion Providers

Missouri state senators will hear several hours of testimony on Wednesday on the issue of abortion providers. Missouri’s Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Accountability and Taxpayer Protection will hold its second hearing on Wednesday from noon to 4 at the Statehouse in Jefferson City. Committee Chair State Senator Bill White of Joplin says the hearing’s focus will be to take public testimony regarding state funding of family planning centers affiliated with abortion providers.
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3 Guiding Principles When Leadership Matters Most

Leadership is rarely easy. This is because the times that true leadership is needed are rarely easy. In my more than 25 years in the hearing health care industry, I have found myself in this position several times. This is true, once again, as I write this. While I don’t pretend to have all of the answers, I have found that remaining true to three principles will help you lead your team, your company or your entire industry through any storm.

Editorial: Bankrupted by medical debt

American health care is too expensive. Exhibit A is a new study of Americans’ medical debt published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That debt is twice as large as had previously been estimated — $140 billion in collections as of June 2020, compared to an earlier estimate of $81 billion. And it disproportionately affects the dozen states like Missouri that have refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
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When Late B2B Payments Hit, Smaller Companies Struggle

Delayed and late B2B payments continue to plague the economy, and unfortunately, as this week’s B2B Data Digest reveals, it’s often the smallest of businesses hit hardest. New analysis finds some micro-firms can wait up to a year to be paid — if at all — while Medicaid changes in one state have left small healthcare providers without their reimbursements.